The maker of the iPod and iPhone. The Oracle of Omaha. The parent of CNBC.com. Investors know them very well, and, according to Fortune Magazine, the experts have proclaimed them the Most Admired Companies in America.
"We're actually interviewing over 3,500 business people, and talking to them about whom they admire, not only in their industries, but in the business community broadly," Fortune writer Nadira Hira told CNBC.